Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bloomin’ Bees

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fabulous sneak peeks! Today's stamp set is one that is close to our hearts in more ways than one. For starters, it's the last stamp set penned by Becky Fleck for Flourishes. And because of that, we decided to make it a special set that will help a cause close to Becky's heart. Take a peek at....
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This stippled beauty called Bees and Blooms features apple blossoms and bees buzzing in such an artistic way. And, Becky created a SVG and Silhouette cut file to be used with this set. It's a unique look that is begging to be water-colored, colored up with Copics or just stamped on its own!
I started by stamping this image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Flourishes Classic White card stock and colored it with Copic markers.  A very elegant image this is!

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After I die cut it with Spellbinders Classic Rectangles large, I kept the die in place and sponged on Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I used Glossy Accents on the bee’s wings and added glitter, and for the flower centers I added gold microbeads.  It’s just what the image needed to pop! I love the texture!  The patterned paper is from the MME In Bloom pad and tied it with some CME Cream Seam Binding.   I stamped the sweet sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.
Now, the special part of this set. Becky is donating 100% of her artist fees to benefit the Relay for Life. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Yet again you need to figure out...... Mystery Blogger Graphic
We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Bees and Blooms Stamp set! Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this beautiful set for a fabulous cause? Head on over and see…..

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning -- that's tomorrow -- along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking a trip past the garden gate for some beautiful inspiration!

41 comments:

guilinger2 said...

I love the way you did the colors for the background of your flowers!

Gailanne said...

So, so pretty...the addition of microbeads is a perfect pop of texture.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen W said...

Gorgeous, this set is proving to be very versatile!!

Diane said...

Very pretty, I can see I need to take "shading" lessons from you...and love the addition of the micro beads, a perfect finish!!

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful card! I am really falling in love with this stamp set!

Carol Dee said...

Blooming beautiful! Love bees.

Theresa said...

Love all the details and colors. Great pattern paper for this design. Bee-utiful!!

Lynne said...

soft pretty color. Doing the background and the focal point in the same stamp is very impressive

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty and soft...lovely card.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your card is SO pretty! I love the color scheme you went with!

Becky said...

What a stunning image! Colored beautifully.

Carol Dee said...

Stunning card. Love the colors and the BG paper is pefect.

nscropper said...

WOW ... stunning card, love the colors. :)

TLady said...

OH MY!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS Danielle!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the COLORS you've chosen!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! AND the Cocoa Memento is PERFECT to keep it soft!!!!!!!!!PERFECT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOVING THIS IMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Gretchen Wilson said...

Just Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card love the orange it is beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Love this elegant beauty and especially the microbeads for the centers! Excellent!!

Amanda said...

Oh *Swoon*! Danielle, I am so in love with this card! Your soft and prettily colored flowers are amazing, and I love the shade you chose for them :)

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful coloring.

JoanneO said...

Love the colors and how you stamped the image! Beautiful card.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

So pretty. Your layers are great and the back ground flowers are wonderful how they go with your main flowers. Beautiful job.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous work! The microbead flower centers are a wonderful way to accent this image!

stampqueen said...

Very elegant card - LOVE the colors!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! I'm normally not a great lover of orange, but you've converted me with this little beauty!

Kris B said...

A very elegant card too! Love the coloring! When I first saw the black and white sketch of the stamp, I wasn't sure how I would like it. Now after seeing your card, I Love it! TFS God bless!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is beautiful Danielle! Love the colours you have used for this great new image and the beautiful bow sets it off perfectly.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like you coloring and the gold microbeads.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! You sure have the earth tones color palette in the bag Danielle. Your peachy colors are always awesome!

Emily Keaton said...

So very pretty!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS...I love it! ~S~

Leslie Miller said...

You have certainly done a stellar job with this beautiful image. The beads are a magic touch. Love the colors.

Belinda said...

Such a stunning card. Love your beautiful colors.

ChristineCreations said...

This is stunning girl! You picked the perfect paper to go with the image and the colouring on those flowers with the background sponging is so beautiful!

Sue said...

A gorgeous card.

redwasher1 said...

Oh I'm really loving this set!! Your card is beautiful!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

I just fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it! Love the peachy orange blooms on the kraft colour! Stunning Danielle!

Bobbi Miller said...

Stunning ! I love this set, but your card is outstanding! I love how you fussy cut the flowers to pop off the layer. Very pretty! Great inspiration!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful, wonderful card...so elegant!

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza!!! This is stunning! Love the soft colors and the designer paper is perfect!

Heather Jensen said...

Next to pink, I think that peach is my favorite color. Your flowers are beautiful! :)